Plan Commission Votes To Send Hotel Proposal to City Council

There were boos and cries of ‘shame” and “shame on you” Wednesday evening after the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission voted three to two to send the matter of a planned unit development for a West side waterfront hotel on to the city council for consideration. The large crowd that turned out for the meeting in the fire department truck bay was almost exclusively against the … Continue reading

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Community Plaground to be Built in New YMCA Park

A new community playground will be built early this summer directly north of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA program center in the Y’s Peterson Park. The Door County YMCA will partner with Kaboom, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Planning for the playground will begin in the … Continue reading

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SBPD Switching from Sedans to SUVs

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department now has four Ford sport utility vehicles in its fleet, reflecting a trend away from sedans as police cruisers. Captain Dan Brinkman says space, comfort, load capacity and safety are four reasons why the department is going with the SUVs. Captain Brinkman says another capability was a consideration when planning was being done… Brinkman says the amount of gear the … Continue reading

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Plan Commission to Consider Hotel Proposal Wednesday Night

Another meeting of the Sturgeon Bay city plan commission featuring consideration of a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront is set for Wednesday at 7PM in the truck bay at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. The planned unit development proposed by developer Bob Papke, if built, would be located at 92 East Maple Street, at the former Door County Cooperative property. The last … Continue reading

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One Lane of Bayview Bridge Closed for Inspection Wednesday

The Door County Highway Department has announced that one lane of traffic on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to traffic Wednesday for a bridge inspection. Work on the by-pass bridge is scheduled to run from 8AM until 2:30PM, with traffic control provided by the Door County Highway Department. If it’s possible, the span will be opened up to traffic during the … Continue reading

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Four Year Old Revived by CPR After Near Drowning

Quick work by a couple from Egg Harbor may have saved their four year old son from drowning over the weekend. First responders were dispatched to the pool area at the Newport Resort in Egg Harbor Saturday evening after receiving the report that a boy was not breathing and CPR had been started. While en route, deputies learned that the boy started throwing up and … Continue reading

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Sheriff Delarwelle Selects Chief Deputy

Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle has selected his number two man in the department. Pat McCarty, a 20 year Door County law enforcement veteran has been chosen to serve as chief deputy. He will replace retiring Chief Deputy Gary Behling who officially leaves the department on February 2nd. McCarty was selected following a series of interviews. Several other positions are expected to change hands due … Continue reading

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SBPD Plans to Continue to Replace Squad Cars With SUVs

It appears that the Sturgeon Bay Police Department will continue to replace its aging squad cars with sport utility vehicles. The department is proposing to purchase two 2015 all-wheel drive Ford Explorer SUV’s at a cost of $30,275 per vehicle. The department budgeted $72,000 for the two new squads and the equipment needed to outfit them. About $6,000 could be realized from the sale of … Continue reading

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Shops Re-Open After Partial Building Collapse

Stores that had been shut down on the west side of Sturgeon Bay because of falling debris from a collapsed roof will be open for business Saturday. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache agreed to lift the closure order after consulting with an engineer who indicated that debris had been removed from the building at 14 South Madison Avenue and further incidents should no longer … Continue reading

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Tickets on Sale for Miss Door County Pageant

Tickets are on sale for next month’s Miss Door County Scholarship Pageant at Concepts Bridal and Formalwear in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Shirley Ehlers says the cost is $15 for the pageant on February 7th and $7 for the rehearsal the night before. Both programs will begin at 7PM at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Four young women will vie for the title Miss Door County. … Continue reading

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